Zanu PF supporters invade Shamrock Farm

SCORES of suspected Zanu PF supporters and war veterans on Saturday besieged Shamrock Farm in Beatrice, Mashonaland East province, belonging to an MDC-T official Silent Dube and abducted him before dumping him at a nearby army barrack.

Silent Dube with his belongings after invaders scattered them outside his house at Shamrock Farm in Beatrice yesterday.
Silent Dube with his belongings after invaders scattered them outside his house at Shamrock Farm in Beatrice yesterday.

REPORT BY MOSES MATENGA

The police were called in to disperse the rogue crowd suspected to have been predominantly from Harare that came in a convoy of about 30 vehicles and estimated at over 200 people.

When NewsDay visited the farm yesterday, scores of people in Zanu PF regalia, were still milling around Beatrice Police Station while Dube had returned to his farm with police officers manning the premises.

Dube, a former army officer, said he got the farm legally in 2004 and related well with senior Zanu PF officials in the province despite his political affiliation.
“I was handcuffed and beaten up. I asked these people why they were tarnishing the image of the President (Robert Mugabe). I told them that my presence on the farm should be a good thing for Zanu PF to say the land reform programme was not a Zanu PF thing,” Dube said showing off his bruised hands and swollen face.

“I was relaxing with my visitor when I saw several vehicles, almost 30 of them and I realised trouble had started. They said they had come to take my farm and I should leave immediately. They ordered me to get my belongings out.”

Dube said the war veterans said he should not have benefited from a Zanu PF land reform programme. “They took away MDC-T posters and my personal documents including passport,” he said.

The former army investigating officer said that he lost in the MDC-T primary elections to represent his party in Mhondoro-Mubaira. He was the constituency representative for the Joint Implementation and Monitoring Committee (Jomic).

He said that people in Mashonaland East were at peace, but accused those from Harare of destabilising the farming community.

“They also wanted to take over a white man’s farm here, but I think they will not continue, thanks to the local police who stopped them. The late Solomon Mujuru used to stand up against these acts because he respected people and peace,” Dube said.

In a related matter, Manyame Rural District Council (MRDC) yesterday warned villagers against illegal grabbing and allocation of land saying anyone caught doing so would be arrested. MRDC said villagers should desist from allocating or acquiring land outside what is stipulated by the Communal Lands Act.

“Council officials and the Zimbabwe Republic Police officers will patrol all villages on a daily basis and anyone who is found building or making any developments on any piece of land will be arrested. Concerned villagers are also encouraged to report anyone found pegging, occupying or building on any communal land without a valid permit,” the rural district council said.

24 Comments

  1. These dogs are of the chain for sure. Free for all zanu dogs. But every dog has its day… Bhoki achaisa muswe pakati one day.

    1. We told you the land reform was political giimmick with nothing to do with Zimbabweans. This calls for mandatory fresh redistribution of land come new gvt

      1. Taitika machinja haadi minda anoti regai the real farmers varime (White farmers) zvino ava vabva kupi. Masikati munoti hatidi minda ime nerweseri murima land grabbers!!!!! You tell us kuti Zanu is using the army, the police and retired soldiers yet these are your people. Haaa!!! kanamunhu anetsa batai munhu.

  2. How then can anyone in their right mind come to invest in Zimbabwe as ZanuPF’s Chris Mutsvangwa is saying when you have hordes of ZanuPF thugs invading farms with impunity?

  3. I say it again, lets hope its not one ofthose publicity stunts from a desperado minister or high official to exhibit that he is exercising constituional law within his powers to bring to book criminals. the main question is, who is organising such hordes of baboon platoons to shame our country? we continue to be the laughing stock by the manner we run our country. nomatter whose good its serving, its serving us a humuliation in the eyes of other ‘uneducated nations’.

  4. Dzosera mota yeJOMIC iyo

  5. zvatanga futi zvegore riya

  6. How many Hooligans were arrested Charity Charamba (Rule of law)?

  7. Ko zvekuaniversary zviri kupi,machinja ave kungohukura

  8. Gukurahundi upbringing

    Once you teach your supporters that its okay to achieve your objectives through gukurahundism, it soon becomes a culture you will find hard, if not impossible to uproot!!

  9. for a change mapurisa did their work.a pat on the back.

  10. “for a change mapurisa did their work.a pat on the back’

    but munhu akato ‘dustwa” ka. zvichabetserei? maybe acha’dustwa’ futi manje-manje. police yongozouy kuzobhaiza chete asi mnhu atoitwa ‘batai munhu, sotai munhu’ kudhara. Ko zvanzi pane akasungwa here?
    hazvisungise izvi

  11. A lawless country.. What do you expect from a country that comes last in everything even alphabetically.

  12. Whoever told Zanu Pf kt they solely own every piece of zim akakanganisa.zim land is for all and sundry regardless of there political affiliation.President Mugabe shld stand up and tell these ruleless vandalists kt we are all Zimbos tinodya matumbu embudzi akamoneredzwa tese

    1. NdiMugabe upi watinotarisira kugadzirisa hooliganism when he himself is the father and creator of such acts. he does not even understand his role as president of a state. Hooligans, murderers, rapists, thieves thats zanu

  13. These invasions are not good at all. The land is fo zanupf and the struggle for land will continue to free zimbabwe from partisan land ownership. The govt should take stern steps to finalise the land question. Remember we went to war largely because of the land issue.

  14. Gukurahundi upbringing

    @dr zadlamali
    Which government should take steps to finalise the land question?

    We long told you that this so-called land question was never a genuine effort to address the problem of landlessness in Zim.

    It has always been a tool to achieve political ends – populism to gain power at the expense of the economy and the poor. This is why most of the land went to the gukurahundi politicians.

    The land question will never be finalised because that will leave gukurahundi ZANU PF with nothing else to sloganeer about and levarage on to achieve political power. Its like the Zambezi Water issue for Bulawayo, that is raised only at election time!!

  15. Malume @Guks, what is this Gukurahundism thing you refer to? Just finished reading the report by the Coltart and Pious teams. Apparently 1437 people were killed between 1982 and 1987 in two of the worst affected districts. (May their dear souls rest in peace.)

    The murders were by both dissidents and units of the security forces. Where do you get the figure of 20 000 you constantly peddle? Malume have you been to Mat North to see the work being done on the Zambezi water project? I suspect you haven’t hence you speak off key to the developments there. Kanti laba abasebebulala indlovu eTsholosho ngobani futi? Gukurahundi Offspring perhaps?

  16. mava kutisvodesa manje

  17. who is organizing and transporting those gukurahundis its a shame that this is happening you should be celebrating your victory at state house makawina wani. JUST imagine what could be happening in this country had TSVANGIRAI won! dai kurikumanyiwa varume

  18. Police only arrived nobody was arrested i feel for my beloved zanupf& my country

  19. These thugs are always on high with narcotics, and the rule of law is non existent in Rhodesia. Surely we were better off under Smith regime than under Zanupf. The persecution of citizens is too painful to comprehend.

  20. mombedzababavangu

    vana rambai kupinzwa munyakanyaka dzakadayi nokuti mumwe anogona kuguma ashudwa navanenge vachichengetedza zvirimwa zveziya ravo.

  21. Why should this sell out benefit from a land reform programme his party was fighting. They are right those ZPF Supporters. he must go and farm in England, period. Ozodzoka kana Tsvancry na Bennnet vava panyanga.

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